GARDEN APT WITH BACKYARD - HEART OF BEAUTIFUL FORT GREENE

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Nan Doyle

Speaks english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GARDEN APT WITH BACKYARD - HEART OF BEAUTIFUL FORT GREENE

Lower East Side Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Private Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5)

Live in historic, brownstone Brooklyn in a floor-through, garden apartment. Two bedrooms, one bathroom (renovated in 2012). Large living room and kitchen. Hardwood parquet floors. Classic, comfortable, uncluttered. Near all major subway lines and only 20 minutes to Manhattan. Peace and quiet, but also in an area renowned for its shops and restaurants.

Step out into a quiet, ivy-covered garden for your morning coffee. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Use your private entrance to come and go at your whim. Sleep on all new mattresses with fresh cotton linens. Real beds accommodate 5 people. Baby cot and high chair onsite.

Parking is readily available on the streets of Fort Greene at no cost. Safe neighborhood with families, young professionals, artists, retirees and many who have lived in the neighborhood for a long time. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best.

SUMMARY

• Private, independent apartment with outdoor space/garden

• 2 bedrooms, 1 newly renovated bathroom with tub/shower

• Approximately 1,000 square ft, with 800 square ft outdoor space

• Sleeps up to 5 people; kid-friendly with cot and high chair

• Central location near 12 subway lines, 20 minutes to Manhattan

• Fully equipped, spacious kitchen includes dishes, cookware

• Wifi, cable TV, microwave, dishwasher

• Free on-street, public parking

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Upon entry, there is a hallway for storage of your stroller (if you have little ones). Double doors to the apartment lead to a very large living/dining room (13 x 24 ft), with new windows looking out onto our peaceful, tree-lined street. Furnishings: sofa for 2-3 people, two armchairs, a daybed that doubles as a single bed (purchased 2012) for overflow guests, a long, contemporary dining table with eight upholstered mid-century dining chairs, a new 32' flat screen Sony TV with cable, an antique sideboard topped with a slab of white marble, including guidebooks and maps of NYC.

In the center of the apartment, with a cut-out (pass-through) connecting it to the living room, the kitchen is huge by NY standards, 13 x 10 ft. It contains a stove with oven and broiler, refrigerator, microwave, large sink, dishwasher, electric kettle, toaster and many cupboards storing every kind of kitchen utensil and cookware you may need. Ample counter space, including two long, stainless steel professional kitchen counters.

A small hallway leads to the large bedroom (13' x 13') with a new (2011) queen-size bed, huge closet and views on the garden. In summer, there is an air-conditioner in the bottom part of one of the two windows. Reading lamps and bedside tables on either side of the bed. A desk with lamp and chair and a dresser makes this a well-equipped, perfect bedroom hideaway. There is also a full-length mirror.

Continuing through the hallway is a small bedroom (12' x 7') with a new (2012) single bed and extra single bed trundle stored underneath. Dresser, reading lamps, closet and doorway to garden. We have a portable crib with sheet, should you need it. The small bedroom has just enough space to fit baby cot and/or the trundle single bed. This is useful if you have kids and want them in their own room. NOTE: this is a very small bedroom and it's a tight squeeze to put extra bed in here! But it works.

In January 2012, we did a gut renovation of the bathroom. It is beautiful and modern, with green-flecked Terrazzo floor tiles, white subway tiles, bathtub with shower, a large, white Caeserstone counter and under-mount sink. Grohe faucets. Hooks and towel bars. A high-quality exhaust fan that is very quiet and efficient.

Visit the famous Brooklyn Flea a few blocks away, the Olmsted designed park at the end of the block (with jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts), or the bustling Farmer's Market on the edge of the park. The neighborhood is filled with interesting restaurants, bars and shops. I grew up in New York City and lived in Paris for 10 years and I can tell you this is my favorite neighborhood, anywhere. Ever!

Near all major subway lines (12 different subways!) and only 20 minutes to busy downtown Manhattan, one stop away on the Q train. Walking distance to other great Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Park Slope, restaurant row in Cobble Hill and Prospect Heights, Pratt Institute, the mansions of Clinton Hill, the urban grit of Vinegar Hill and DUMBO.

Toasty: Brooklyn at its very best.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Nan Doyle

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english

Our family has lived in Brooklyn since 1997, when we moved here from Paris, France. My husband and I have raised our children in Fort Greene, a vibrant, diverse and interesting neighborhood. I am a chef-instructor, teaching home cooking with an emphasis on healthy, seasonal food. I was born and raised in NYC but my second home is France. My favorite things to do? Cook, read, practice yoga, travel, be with friends and family, hike, swim in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, garden and help other people get into the kitchen and enjoy making good food for themselves.

Nan Doyle purchased this apartment in 1998

I love New York. We are lucky to have an extra floor in our brownstone house and we wanted to make it available to travelers looking to experience the city like natives.

New York City has everything: the arts (from tiny performance spaces with quirky shows to huge, blockbuster art exhibitions), great food (from latino food trucks to top chefs), non-stop street life, beaches a subway ride away, shopping (strand bookstore, nolita fashion boutiques, 99¢ stores on fulton mall, to name a few). Being based in groovy Fort Greene allows visitors to have the peace and quiet of leafy Brooklyn and be minutes away from the pulse of downtown Manhattan. It's the perfect starting point for enjoying the city.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Garden Apt with Backyard - Heart of Beautiful Fort Greene
average rating of 4.882353 based on 37 reviews
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Lower East Side Manhattan
Denmark
4

Superb!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Nice apartment, excellent location and very friendly and helpful owners.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lower East Side Manhattan
Culver City, CA
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
If you are interested in staying in Brooklyn, it would be hard to do better than this apartment. You are in the heart of trendy Fort Greene in a lower level apartment with garden, minutes from half a dozen subway lines. The area is fantastic with great restaurants, bars, cafes and Fort Greene Park. And the apartment has everything you need for your stay (except maybe a DVD player). It was very cozy for our family of 5, quiet and warm, and laid out with the basic furnishings you need to be comfortable. We would stay here again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lower East Side Manhattan
Portland,Or.
5

Perfect Brooklyn location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Nan and Gerard are the perfect hosts! This ground floor apartment is like coming home every day after being out and about in the city. Nan met us and gave us exceptional information on the neighborhood. She is delightful, knowledgeable, personable and made us feel right at home. The apartment is exactly as the pictures depict. It was so clean and comfortable. My mother and I were visiting my son who goes to Pratt and it is perfectly situated between the school and the city. The subway is around the corner. There are shops and wine bars and amazing restaurants a stroll away. Nan, a professional chef, recommended several restaurants in the area and we were not disappointed. Go 2 blocks to Walters for an amazing dinner and hop on the G train to Buttermilk Channel for another excellent meal. The beds are comfortable, the water is hot and there is everything you need in the kitchen to make a meal. I wish we had known about this place for the past 4 years. Our son graduates this May and we are already on the list to stay here for that auspicious occasion. Thank you Nan!!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lower East Side Manhattan
5

A Taste of Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The listing promised us a chance to live like New York natives, and we weren't disappointed.

Fort Greene is full of character, with trendy eateries and gourmet food shops rubbing shoulders with more traditional diners, pizzerias and grocery stores. We enjoyed both the new and the old. And, in case you're worried, the neighbourhood felt quite safe to us, even after midnight.

The apartment is more spacious than it looks in the photos. My wife and I, our grown-up son and teenage daughter fitted in comfortably. The well-equipped kitchen was particularly welcome, as was the small garden for outdoor breakfasts, and everything was perfectly clean. Being in the basement, it was relatively cool even in August and we seldom switched on the air-conditioning.

There's a C train subway stop a few minutes walk away that runs into the heart of Manhattan and took us everywhere we wanted to go in about 30 mins. One warning though. Only local trains stop at this station, so when returning you need to be careful not to get on an express by mistake (as we did on one occasion). And after 10.30pm the A train takes over the local stops on this route. Check it out before you ride.

Overall we loved coming back to our base in Brooklyn at the end of a busy day, and heading into town again the next morning. It showed us a side of New York we otherwise wouldn't have seen. Plus we had the treat of walking across Brooklyn Bridge on our first morning, and gazing in awe at that incredible Manhattan skyline.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had such an authentic and rewarding stay in Brooklyn. Thank you for your review -- it really helps future travelers understand the benefits of staying at Toasty Brooklyn. Hope to see you another time!
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Lower East Side Manhattan
La Quinta, CA USA
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We just completed a stay at "Toasty" Brooklyn and had a wonderful time! Having our own garden apartment was so nice. We were visiting our son and daughter-in-law and meeting our newest grandchild so we enjoyed having the apartment for our "down time". We also entertained several groups of friends for a BBQ and had everything we needed to entertain a group. The location was perfect with Ft. Greene Park just a block away and so many shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance. Getting into Manhattan was easy. Nan was more than willing to answer any questions we had. We will definitely stay at Toasty again when we return to Brooklyn.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.4 Miles
LaGuardia Airport, Flushing, NY
Nearest Ferry
1.9 Miles
Fulton Ferry Landing, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Long Island Railroad, Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Brooklyn Queens Expressway (278)
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
Nearest Point of Interest
BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Nearest Point of Interest
ICI restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Der Schwarze K�lner - Beer Garden
Nearest Point of Interest
Habana Outpost
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Lower East Side Apartment Rental Rates

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Cleaning $100.00
Notes The only additional charges are $100 for cleaning (mandatory), and a bank fee if you pay by credit card or bank transfer. We accept credit card payment using PayPal, with an extra 4% fee that PayPal charges us. For bank transfers, in addition to whatever your bank charges you, we add $30 to cover our bank charges.

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Amenities

Lower East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Renovated in 2012
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1), Single Air Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • roller blading
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